Access to research results should be made available to the general public. We believe that research only makes sense when it is for the benefit of people and nature. Our ongoing goal is to convert complex scientific language into understandable lectures, projects, and exhibitions which provide people with an opportunity to voice their questions, and to lead mutually beneficent discussions with scientists.
This is the reason for having established our Science Center. Research results are presented in the form of multi-media lectures and courses.
Our Science Center is located at the enctrance of Henningsvær, directly at the water front near the parking space. The center can hold around 35 people at a time. We are also compiling a small library with an emphasis on marine biology, animal communication and behavior, as well as ecological conservation and environmental issues.
There are many possibilities for school children to participate in and learn about the research and the marine environment. Teachers and their students are invited to the Ocean Sounds Science Center.
Marine Mammals course at UiN in spring 2013!
The course will consist of 3 parts of lectures given in February and April 2013. The first two parts will cover Evolution, Biology and Distribution of Marine Mammals and their physiological and sensory Adaptation to the life at sea. The third part will focus on Communication, Behaviour, Social organisation & intelligence and field methods.
In June we will organise a 5 day field course in Henningsvaer at Ocean Sounds, where students will learn the field methods both at sea and on land. Main lecturer will be Heike Vester / Ocean Sounds.
Students will here be given a unique opportunity to get close to killer whales and pilot whales in the large fjord “Vestfjorden”.
If you want more detailed information, please go to the UiN website
Spring 2012 Heike Vester/Ocean Sounds started teaching Animal Behaviour (BI216F 000 Evolutionary Behavioural Ecology ( Spring 2012 )) at the University of Nordland in Bodoe and supervised bachelor students.
We recommend all students that are interested in learning from Ocean Sounds to enroll at the University of Nordland and consider the bachelor or master courses for Biology:
Ecology and northern Widlife semester package.
Important: We have no capacity for volunteers, you will have to enroll as a student at UiN first and then apply for a Bachelor or Master -project at Ocean Sounds!
Lectures for school children:
If you are a school / teacher please contact us for further information: email@example.com or call +47-91842012
1. The biology and research of killer whales and long-finned pilot whales in Northern Norway
2. Marine Mammals and the Nature of Lofoten
A 30-minute lecture with an additional 15 minutes’ time for questions can be given in English, German or Norwegian.
School children can come to our Science Center for a visit, but we are just as happy to visit the children at their schools.
For more information, please contact us: 0047-91842012